If you mean run/walk- yes, this is a perfectly good way to train for distance- the ratio should gradually improve with time. I've gone sub 4:30 for a marathon by running 10:1 minute run:walk ratios ( or just walking for a spell at each mile marker). Other folk get upset at planning to walk during a marathon, but each to their own- just make sure to check over your shoulder, and move to the side before you slow to a walk, so that other runners don't crash into you.
Macca- are you felling OK now? or do you think it was a sign of being off colour? I'd love to finish a marathon in 3:40, but understand that it is very disapointing if you wer aiming for 3:20. ish. You can probably tell whether it was a physical thing that stopped you by how you recover- if you fell like you've not raced, then presumably you weren't operating at your limit- if you are knackered, then it was as much as your body could do . on the day, and you need to check whether there is a physical cause.
So I'm sipping a nice whisly in my hotel room just now, planning a good long LSR tomrrow on the local trails.
Well done on the holiday running on Helena- sounds fantastic!
Next marathon is mixed- a little road, mostly track, only a small anout of "real" trail, as far as I know, but it 's a new race, so no wasy way to find out much about it, as it's too far away to go and recce with ease.
I think it would be early to expect to see healing at 6 weeks- what did the surgeon say? Isn't this the problem Paula Radcliffe had? - Seemed to take a couple of years to get running again ( sorry- but I suspect that the time course for this is measured in months rather than weeks).
You need to get more info from surgical team re: expected recovery times.